William Warburton Scrugham

Hon. William Scrugham


William Warburton Scrugham served in 1867. Born in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y., Mar. 19, 1820. Admitted to practice, 1843. Father was the first lawyer to have practiced in Yonkers. Supervisor, Yonkers, N.Y., 1847; District attorney, 1848-1851. Brigadier general, 7th Brigade, 2d Division, New York State Militia. Elected to state supreme court, 1859. Died Aug. 9, 1867. See Scharf, History of Westchester County, New York, Vol. 1, p. 545; see also, French, History of Westchester County, New York, Vol. III, New York (1915), p. 129, with thanks to the Westchester County Historical Society.

This biography appears in The Judges of the New York Court of Appeals: A Biographical History, ed. Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007). It has not been updated since publication.


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